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Just a quick note to say hi!
You deserve a big bear hug!
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
Thank you for everything!
Welcome to our community!
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Hope you feel better soon!
Congratulations! Time for a celebration...
Happy Birthday!
187666 tn?1331173345
05/09
Thank you for everything!  I just wanted you to know that all my innards are happy again. Well, maybe not my heart but the lower half is back to normal. I always laughed at old people that worried about their bathroom habits. Looks like I've arrived. Hugs,  Irene
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483733 tn?1326798446
05/09
I had negotiated my contract via emails and then they postponed the start date and hadn't produced the formal paperwork due to being busy.  I didn't get too concerned as needed the time to deal with the Lupus and RA diagnosis and getting to a point where I could do the job.  Well they took away my rights to benefits from day one and have to wait 3 months (my drugs are expensive and I need dental work) and tried to change my vacation entitlement but put my food down on that one.  Then I find out they don't have the telemarketing and marketing support they had promised so I have to spend a huge amount of time cold calling instead of being out there selling and I find out the owner likes to micromanage.  I fly out in a week and hope to inflict some change.  Arghh!!
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187666 tn?1331173345
05/09
You deserve a big bear hug!  Thank you so much for getting back to me so quickly. No need to apologize for being graphic. We are talking about bowels here. No, I'm not constipated. I have happy poops :-), very soft and easy to do because I tend to eat a high fiber diet (love broccoli, beans, whole grain foods). Don't do popcorn because of the high sodium. For now I'm eating very small amounts (like 1/2 cup) several times during the day. Eating yogurt, applesauce, noodles (yuck), soup. I was bad and had some beans for lunch. Just craving something with substance. No problems so far. No fever, just that tenderness like having a bad ovary there. But those are the old days. I'll keep you posted. Thank you for caring. Big hugs to you,  Irene
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523728 tn?1264621521
04/09
It was dang hot in those Keys but we tore em up anyhow.  I was there in my early 20's, Barry and I took a day trip from Marco Island on a ferry about 7 years ago.  It's our kind of place for sure.
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187666 tn?1331173345
04/09
Sorry to bother you with this again (diverticulitis). The past 2 days I've had that nagging pain down low to the left (where my ovary used to live). It feels like there's something swollen in there and tender (uncomfortable to sit and hurts to touch). I've put myself on a bland, soft diet. So far no fever and the pain is tolerable. Any other suggestions to avoid another yucky trip to ER like I did before? My husband is hovering like a Mother Hen and wants to email my doctor. I'm just trying to be good and let things settle down. Any sign of fever and I'll go in. Thanks for you input. Irene
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196469 tn?1365387975
04/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  My brother in law in Austin Tx sent me a pic of a Painted Bunting he had yesterday.  I guess I need to keep an eye out and my feeders full!  Hope things are good!

Heidi
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523728 tn?1264621521
04/09
Thank you for everything!  Imagine us two girls trying to comfort my 75 year old mom...   Very very hard.  Doin my best tho, what the h*ll else can I do?
Sharon
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187666 tn?1331173345
04/09
We do have Lantanas here but they're annuals. They don't survive the winters. This picture is taken from Google images. I do hope the owner of this won't get angry because I wanted just the right photo for Jan. I loved Lantanas when I was growing up in Calif. Great memories.
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146692 tn?1314331773
04/09
Hi Sandy,
no the yellow roses are not from my own garden (I live in a condominium, afraid I have no garden on my balcony, nor a green thumb sigh') I found the picture online, and posted it for Jan. hope your well
love
butterflyTc
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329994 tn?1301663248
04/09
HI Sandy,
Thanks for checking on me. I haven't had time to write everyone because I can't be on here long. I did just now post a journal entry about it as that is easiest and everyone has been so nice and wondering what happened. I truly just want to feel better and at least this is an answer.
Not an easy time on the forum. My heart just breaks about Jan. I know that it might come for those that I am close to,  but when it does, it hurts so bad. I am grateful that I was able to meet with Tc. I will treasure that time. I wish I could meet with all of you.
Weather is gorgeous! Enjoy it :)
Hugs,
Colleen
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408448 tn?1286883821
04/09
For sure I will remember to watch our show.  I accidentally have fallen in love with Adam.  I am pretty sure it is a one way love since he may be of a differnent orientation in the love department.  My husband seems uncorncerned about my Idol-love.  LOL  Marie
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187666 tn?1331173345
04/09
Good morning - beavers are not mean, just heavy. I always keep my hands away from his mouth but when I lifted him, I slid my arm under his chest. No problem since his neck is so short. I'll miss the chubby furball but happy he's free again.
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483733 tn?1326798446
04/09
Take a look at my recent journal.
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483733 tn?1326798446
03/09
Hi!  I mention my son and his ulcerative colitis in my profile.  He is quite healthy right now due to an amazing doctor and immune suppressant drugs.  Thanks for asking.  Mom is home and waiting to go for a CT and other tests on her other carotid.  She needs to watch any infection and must get up slowly in the morning so her blood pressure doesn't drop and cause another TIA.  She is pretty much out of the driving arena now.  
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445278 tn?1237002807
03/09
Hi Sandy ,
Ive been offline for a little while. When I have the time  Ill pop on and browse through the forums. As I get better I find myself heading out more. I was housebound for almost a year so its so wonderful to be able to get out again. IVe got so much to do :D I didnt think anyone would remember me on the forums lol!
Talk to you soon
~bratty_girl
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194838 tn?1303428544
03/09
Thank you  for thinking of me Sandy , I am on the mend now and will be back soon.
Gave me a scare though thats for sure!! I hope all is well with you , take care.

Love Angie
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282804 tn?1236833591
03/09
Discombobulated....just tired Sandy.  There is so much going on & I have so little time to get everything done.  I am looking forward to seeing Lisa at the end of April. Kelly (my oldest daughter) and I have made plans to go to a renaissance festival in the middle of May. I am trying to live like I'm living, but the reality of the situation is not the same as it once was.  It takes my brain so long to write anything that it can be an all day chore just answering a post. It seems to be getting better now though.  I'll write you a letter later okay?  Hope all is well down there.  Love, Jan
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378425 tn?1305628294
02/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  Sandy thanks for heads up....I usually look at date on posts....Missed this one totally.....I hope things are going good for you.....Love, dawnlyn
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329994 tn?1301663248
02/09
Hi Sandy,
Thanks for the note. I am having the same problems I have had for 3 years, the extreme bloating, eating very little, but gaining weight (and I exercise).  The gastro doc is worried that my intestines might be twisted again and/or he thinks it is gyn related (which I thought all along and brought me to this forum in the first place).  So he ordered the CT.  Monday,  my gyn is doing a tvus in her office, so I should get an answer that day.  I know something is wrong. It could be very minor but I am not the doctor here, lol, so they need to find it.
How are you? Loving this gorgeous weather?
Hugs,
Colleen
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483733 tn?1326798446
02/09
Happy Valentine's Day!  Interview was fantastic!  They really want someone with my experience on board and will let me know a day next week to come in and go over compensation plans.  The base salary will be much less than what I've had in the past but the commission is much higher, I really like the people and the culture, and they are local to me so I don't have to drive the highway to Toronto each day.  To me that is worth it.  I think I will finally come out of the funk I've been in now that the job prospects are moving forward.  I've been bored to death!!!  What have you been up to?
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415684 tn?1257329318
02/09
Just a quick note to say hi!  Thanks for your comment on the pic.  It was so nice to meet Sharon.  We had a lovely lunch.  If you come this way, be sure to get in touch with me.  Judy
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618913 tn?1234747600
01/09
Just a quick note to say hi! I know you really helped me with all of your support in the fall, I'm back to being online in a regular basis.
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643704 tn?1304684432
01/09
I'm in Hampstead, MD - 8 miles south of the PA line and right now it's snowing and later tonight ice.  It's been cold  (20s) for a couple of weeks and I've had enough.  I wish I was where it was 70. Maybe its time to go visit my brother in FL.       Lisa
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643704 tn?1304684432
01/09
Happy Monday Sandy,

I've been very bad about posting lately and keeping in touch, so let me know how things are going.  We are due to get some nasty weather in the middle of the week.  I'm sick of winter.  COME ON SPRING!    Lisa
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/09
It probably is warmer outside than in, lol.  I have alot of hibiscus, roses, snow top bushes (can't think of the name), anyway, pretty much everything got it. I didn't cover anything though. I never have enough sheets so I just tell them they are on their own!  Enjoy the weekend, it should be beautiful!
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/09
We had to run our water both nights overnight to keep our pipes from freezing. You must be on a well,like I am. Back in the 80's when it got this cold, our pipes burst and we had no electricity either.I remember that well, not fun!  All my plants have died. They will come back but they got hit hard. What are you to do though??? Hope it warms up for you today. I am off work so plan on snuggling under a blanket on the couch for awhile!
Hugs,
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/09
Are you cold yet Sandy? 26 here in Sanford this morning and it is usually colder in the area where I live! I wanted some colder weather but not in the 20's LOL
Hope you are staying warm :)
Colleen
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329994 tn?1301663248
01/09
Hi Sandy,
Thank you for the note. No, the weather has been too hot!! LOL - today was beautiful, 44 degrees when I got up. I love that.  Allergies have been bad though. I wake up with swollen eyes.  My holidays were wonderful. I hope that yours were too?? I hope that 2009 is going to be a much better year for all of us. We need it. Take care, Colleen
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408448 tn?1286883821
01/09
Thank you for thinking of me.  Jan called and pulled me out of a little depression I had let myself fall into.  I am okay and have missed everyone.  Love, Marie
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643704 tn?1304684432
01/09
Happy New Year!  Sorry I haven't e-mailed in a while.  We're getting over a really nasty colds.  But all is good now and we begin a new year with hope.  I hope that 2009 brings new hope and better health to you.
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483733 tn?1326798446
01/09
We ha a very nice Christmas, thanks.  Due to my job loss and to get our butts off the couch we opted to cancel our satellite TV service as it was costing us $100 per month.  Yes, we are having to figure out life without it I am embarassed to say.  Need to get back into my hobbies!
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483733 tn?1326798446
01/09
Hi!  We haven't talked in so long!  How were your holidays?  Miss you!
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